Students that may be inappropriate for placement at Cherry Gulch include those who are over 15-years-old at the time of admission or who have been involved with the Juvenile Justice System or Department of Corrections. We do not accept students with the following difficulties:
Adjudicated Youth (Students with Criminal Records)
Actively Suicidal, Homicidal, or Psychotic
Anorexia (Medium to Severe)
Bulimia (Medium to Severe)
Autistic (Medium to Severe)
IQ below 80
Schizophrenia or other Psychotic Disorders
Students who are dangerous and pose a risk to other students
Students who would be diagnosed with a Personality Disorder if they fit the age requirement (Antisocial, Schizoid, Schizotypal, Borderline, etc)
Street smart gang members
Students who have serious behaviors such as using cocaine and other hard drugs, stealing cars, or running away from home for days at a time.
We do not accept students who would be more appropriately placed with a population that is older than ours.
We do not accept students who we do not think are right for our school or who we do not think we can help.
We do not accept students who we feel will have a consistently negative influence on our younger, "softer," more impressionable students.
Phone (208) 365-3437